Saturday, September 8, 2012

If there were no such thing as change, there would be no butterflies!

I learned a valuable lesson from my daughter this summer, and that is  - it is okay to take a little time for yourself to adjust to change that lays ahead, even before the change arrives itself!

Our summer in the valley was both fabulous and ambitiously full. Projects that included summer camps, visits from faraway friends and family, building a new storage shed on the property, a family reunion 1500km away, our annual summer studio show and sale, jumping through the hoops and logistics of building a new soda kiln. Whew! Not to mention packing and getting ready for our move to Winnipeg.

Thinking back, we didn't really give ourselves much time to even think about what lay ahead as we scrambled to keep up with what was happening each day.

But we still made time for lazy afternoons at the beach, time in the garden and GNTs on the deck.

And somehow it all came together and we pulled out of Winlaw on the 27th of August and made the cross country trek to Manitoba, hauling our beds, bikes and belongings in our trusty trailer.

And now I'm taking a moment to catch my breath and consider the changes in our lives - from rural to urban living, from preschool to Kindergarten, from Grade 1 to Grade 2, from studio potter to university instructor, from pacific standard time to central daylight, from mountain town to prairie city!

I hope that throughout this next year I'll be able to instil in my children that life is an adventure and that great things come in the way of changes.

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